Heart of the Mountain Workshop with Bhavani Maki
Bhãvani Maki has been immersed in the Yogik tradition for over thirty years, and has taught Yoga, Yoga psychology, and philosophy for twenty years. She has made numerous trips to India to study with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, and Samskrta with Baba Hari Dass of the Mount Madonna Center, and the Patanjali Yoga Sutra with Rama Jyoti Vernon. Bhavani offer
Type of Event
Fri June 10th 5:30-7:30pm Yoga Sutra
Sat June 11th 9am-12:00pm Yoga Asana
2-4:00pm Yoga Sutra
Sun June 12th 9am-12pm Yoga Asana
2-4:00pm Yoga Sutra
Early Bird Special, paid by May 1st $240
Single Sutra Class: $50
Single Asana Class $75
Friday night Sutra Class / June 10th 5:30-7:30pm (2 hours)
Introduction to the Patanjalim Yoga Sutra; The Yogi’s Road Map
Classically, the Yoga practitioner in the East is well equipped with the definitive guide to the yogik process, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. In the West, we are left to negotiate and navigate our ways with little or no advice. The Yoga Sutra are considered to be the definitive text for Yoga and a map of the yogik experience. Revealing the deeper underlying nature of our being, and how to quell our self- negating tendencies, the indescribable is well described, and is indispensable in helping us to proceed with confidence, clarity and ultimately, effectiveness.
Saturday Asana Class / June 11th 9:00am-12:00pm (2 hours)
Drdhah Bhumih-Firmly Grounded: Standing & Balancing Postures
Patanjali encourages Yoga aspirants to develop a practice that is steadfast, and firmly grounded. We will investigate standing and balancing postures as a means to systematically approach to stabilize our connection to the Earth with the intent of accessing greater freedom within the self. Diagnostic as well as curative, these postures are the vehicle for developing a sustainable practice that has the qualities of integrity of alignment and form
Saturday Sutra class 2:00-4:00pm (2 hours)
Patanjalim Yoga Sutra Talk II: Finding Freedom!
If Yoga is the dissolving of all self -negating thought patterns, and tendencies, then getting free is the key! We will continue to explore Patanjalim’s prescription for Jungle Medicine (Yoga), through investigating the diagnostic process, the remedies, and health of the mind, body, and spirit.
Sunday Asana class / June 12th 9:00am-12:00pm
Yoga Nectar; Backbends and Inversions
Considered to be the most nectarous of Asanas, backbends and inversions serve to access the endocrine and nervous systems, and transform the neurological and biochemical alchemy of the practitioner inducing states of absorption and Prajna, the awakening of wisdom within.
Sunday Sutra class 2:00-4:00pm (2 hours)
Living passionately without getting burned! Yoga Psychology & the Patanjali Yoga Sutra II
In this next investigation, we will continue to spin the wonderful stories of the Yoga Sutra, and to discover how to uncover the authentic, non- conformist self with in. Patanjali advises the Yoga aspirant that it is not a matter of IF, but WHEN the obstacles arise, and grants us further guidance on how to negotiate our way on this path, as so eloquently described by Rumi, that is SO beautiful and SO hard. As the Sutra unfold, Patanjalim reveals how to identify the obstacles we are sure to encounter, how to dissolve them, and the means to find freedom in a world of confusion.